Braden Fuller is an Africa Researcher with ACLED. In his role, he oversees and completes the coding of political violence and protest events in Ethiopia. He is a student at Brigham Young University where he is completing a degree in Middle Eastern Studies and Arabic. Braden is fluent in English, Arabic, and Amharic and is based in Washington, DC.

Ethiopia: TPLF Overview

Three weeks of battles in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region have led to what appears to be a decisive victory for the federal government. On 28 November 2020, an official statement by the armed forces announced that they claimed complete control over the region’s capital city, Mekelle (Abiy Ahmed Ali, Twitter, 28 November 2020).…

Increasing Tribal Resistance to Houthi Rule

Throughout the Yemen conflict, tribal organizations have played a major role in both supporting and resisting Houthi rule. Although not a tribal organization themselves, Houthi leaders are intimately familiar with Yemen’s tribal systems and have managed to win over many tribal allies, mostly utilizing the networks of former president Ali Abdullah Saleh.…

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) in Yemen: A Continued Threat?

As pressure from UAE-backed troops and US airstrikes has increased over the past two years, Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) fighters have found themselves engaged on multiple fronts, weakening their ability to control and manage territory.…